Train Yourself, Train Your Money

Have you ever considered how much money you could make if you took the time to gain some insight about your investing options and had access to sophisticated and up-to-date resources? Do you feel like you have worked out a dynamic plan for the future that will allow you to maximize your potential profits and maybe even enable you to retire several years early?

In a nutshell it boils down to working out and setting aside from your monthly earnings a figure that you feel comfortable dedicating to a designated purpose, be it your retirement or to generate extra cash, perhaps both.

Let’s consider security and retirement needs. If you happen to be in your late teens or early twenties, that is the ideal time to purchase a term life insurance policy and lock in the very low monthly premium. Unfortunately, money put into a savings account will not collect enough interest to keep up with the rising cost of living. Buying mutual funds is a wonderful way to indirectly invest in the stock market. They can range from aggressive growth to a more balanced portfolio: The latter reduces both potential risk and return. If you follow this route for generating retirement income and even if you use a financial advisor it is still vital to routinely monitor the performance of your portfolio and make adjustments when necessary. A more involved and assertive approach still, is to allocate for both retirement and extra income.

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Top tips to Save Money

Although Social Media and Hollywood make the idea of throwing piles of cash around and driving sports cars across the world look like it’s easy, for most of us it can seem like a world away. With Instagram accounts dedicated to watching rock stars and models play poker, it can leave you feeling a little green. However, with a little bit of foresight and a pinch of attitude adjustment, sitting on a heap of money really isn’t all that difficult. Check out these tips to save money, and build yourself a little fortune whilst you’re at it.

  • Switch Up Your Contracts

When it comes to direct debits and utility bills, companies will very rarely have your best interests in mind. When your contracts come up for renewal, always be sure to challenge the offer and look elsewhere, you can save literally hundreds of pounds on things like phone contracts, home/car insurance and water bills.

  • Get Rid of the Things You Don’t Need

Sitting on an endless stack of DVD’s that never get touched courtesy of your shiny new Netflix account? Sell them and make some extra cash, and additional space in your home. Places like Music Magpie, CEX and eBay make for a perfect place to sell your unwanted video games, cd’s and movies. Also things like unused musical instruments or gym equipment can be sold on places like the Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist to guarantee that end up in the right place.

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Here’s a huge Opportunity to Overcome any Financial Emergency Fast

Imagine that you’re moving along just fine. Things are going well at work, and everyone likes you. Your home life is sound, and everyone is committed to working together. But what happens when a sudden financial emergency comes out of nowhere? Take your car, for instance. If you have to make heavy car repairs, doesn’t that throw your schedule off balance? It’s difficult to imagine having to take care of things so quickly but it happens every day. What would happen to your job if you couldn’t drive there every day? Some of you out there are lucky enough to have colleagues that would drive you to work every day but many do not have this option. The ultimate decision to make here is the one that’s going to bring things back to normal.

Here is a huge opportunity to overcome any financial emergency quickly: fast cash loans. Now, these aren’t the loans that you’re thinking of from the past. The loans we’re talking about are confidential, available online, and deposit funds into your account fast enough to tackle just about any emergency that you can think of. If you need to have the car repairs paid for so you can go back to work, but payday is far away, you can take care of it and go back to focusing on what really counts.

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4 ways on how you can save money on your car insurance

Following the economic problems that we are seeing on a global scale, more and more people are desperately trying to find cheaper car insurance. Obviously, the cheaper insurance still needs to be a decent insurance plan. A lot of people these days are convinced that effective, cheap car insurance is unachievable. But this is not the case, and this article will provide you with some ways to reduce the high rate of insurance costs that most people are paying.

1. Research different insurance companies. It is all well and good knowing the average prices of insurance for your vehicle, but you need to know what current rates there are on the market. Finding out what the prices are and comparing packages with difference insurance companies can help you save money, even if it is just a fraction of your total payment. Shop around to find the best deals for your vehicle, on your budget. Using comparison sites like carinsurance.ae can both save you time and money when looking to compare insurance packages.

2. Opt for a higher deductible. This will then provide you with the benefits of lower monthly payments. It’s true that you will have to pay more in the event of an accident, but the reduced monthly costs will help towards this. This plan is probably best suited for someone who has a clean driving licence, and drives their car in safe areas. This ensures that it will be less likely for you to have to claim on your insurance. However, if you have to then you will have saved enough money on the monthly payments to cover an accident or theft of your vehicle.

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Problem Debt: First You Have to Admit There Is a Problem

Despite the existence of numerous debt charities and government schemes to help financially struggling people, many folks who are in over their heads in debt simply don’t realise they have a debt problem, or they haven’t faced up to how bad the problem really is. Accordingly they don’t seek help, and generally end up even deeper in the debt hole.

Earlier in 2016 the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs the free National Debtline advice service, cited a change in the UK’s personal debt landscape that has contributed to this denial. Many people think of problem debt as being associated with loans, overdrafts or credit cards. They don’t consider falling behind on household bills such as utility bills and council tax as being a problem worthy of seeking advice from debt charities, possibly because they don’t see such liabilities as being part of a debt problem. Yet arrears in  these household expenses have increased significantly in the years since the financial crisis. While calls to the Trust concerning problems with credit cards, loans, and other traditional types of debt have decreased significantly over the last seven years, calls about problems with household expenses such as utilities and taxes have increased by 140 percent. And even though the government’s Money Advice Service has estimated that around nine million folks in the UK are over-indebted, only about 17 percent are seeking advice to deal with their debt.

But debt can become a problem whether you are in arrears on your council tax or your credit card bills. Very simply put, you’re not likely to get out of debt if you don’t face up to the issue. It’s somewhat like the first step in the twelve-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous: you have to first admit you have a problem before you can do anything about it.

Can you borrow your way out of debt?

Although it may seem counter-intuitive to take on more debt in order to solve problem debt, it is sometimes feasible. Debts to utilities companies and taxing agencies come under different regulations than do loans and credit cards, and the penalties, fees, and interest that such debts incur can be higher than what is charged on more conventional debts such as loans. In addition, falling behind on phone, electrical, or water service can rapidly result in suspension or termination of that critical service, with a significant cost to have the service reinstated or a new account opened.

While it is important to keep current on all your debts, a default on payments to one of these critical services can have immediate and severe repercussions that directly affect your quality of life. In such cases, incurring a loan with which to bring the expenses current can be a viable option, and even your best option. If you do find yourself in the position of having to incur additional debt to meet an existing debt, finding the least expensive loan that has terms you can meet is essential if you are to have any chance of climbing out of the debt hole in which you find yourself. If you are struggling to get out from under a relatively small one-time debt, a payday loan might suffice. If the amount is more than you can afford to repay in a single payment in the short term, an instalment loan that allows you to spread the payments over a longer period, up to 24 months, might be a better fit. And since different lenders offer different incentives, you will want to do your homework and compare what different lenders charge and the terms they offer before you start making applications for their loans.

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Advantages of Short Term Loans

There are many people who think that short term loans are a really bad thing. They feel that they are too expensive and risky and they would not like to use them and think that other people should not. However, we are all different and they can have advantage for many people. It can be worth knowing more about them to see whether they are something that would ever suit you.

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Often a short term loan can be made available to people who have a poor credit rating. This means that they may not have any other way to borrow money. Although some say that this means that they are lending to the most vulnerable, it does provide a way for those who really need money and have no other way to get it. It could prevent people from becoming homeless by allowing them to pay rent, stop them having utilities cut off as they are able to pay their bill or provide them with much needed food.

The short term loans are also really quick to arrange which means that they can help anyone get a cash loan in an emergency. If they have a maxed out overdraft or credit card or do not have one, there may be no other option for them but to find the money elsewhere. If there is an emergency and money is needed really fast, perhaps to replace a broken white good, buy food or pay a bill, then this can be a really useful option.

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As the Seasons Change, It’s a Good Idea to Review Your Budget

Budgeting is something that often fills people with dread, but we’ve never been able to really pinpoint why. Of course, we do get letters from all of our readers. They talk about how they know they should budget, but they still never do it. They just go from month to month, blindly paying bills and following some sort of unspoken set of rules. It’s better to have a plan every month for where your money’s going. After all, it’s your money and it’s up to you to protect it as well as help it grow. Money can’t do anything without your decision making process being involved. In other words, if you want your money to grow then you’re going to have to look at your budget very carefully.

Since summer is giving way to fall, we thought it would be a great time to look at setting up a budget, as well as smarter money management tricks.

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So, what should you do first? Well, it’s time to take a real inventory of how things are going. Have you noticed more use of credit cards instead of cash in your bank account? This might be a warning flag that your spending is out of control. It’s time to clip back spending by making better decisions. Do you need to make that sale, or are you just trying to do it in order to fit in with your friends? Trying to keep up with your mates is a big reason why you could be in serious financial trouble.

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